Make your feed­ers work bet­ter

I of­ten mod­ify my swim­feed­ers to get more out of them, as it helps me to catch a lot more fish.

Anglers Mail - - Anglers -

Plas­tic open-end feed­ers are a de­sign that I use a lot, but I rarely fish with them as they come. I of­ten add some ex­tra strips of lead around the lead­ing end, which I se­cure with PVC tape, mak­ing the feeder more sta­ble on the cast, help­ing it to cut through side winds bet­ter, while also gain­ing greater cast­ing dis­tance.

I also find that the ex­tra load­ing helps to lift the feeder off the bot­tom more cleanly when strik­ing, which pre­vent the tackle from snag­ging.

Another good trick is to tape over some or all of the per­fo­ra­tions on the body. This slows the rate at which the ground­bait re­leases, en­abling you to get all of the feeder’s con­tents hard on the deck in deep or flow­ing wa­ter, par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant when us­ing chopped worm.

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